Command Messenger Bag

Style # 174-4-1043

A sophisticated bag for organized travel, smart commutes, and more.

$ 111.99 $ 149

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S 16.9 43.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 13.6 34.5 5.1 13.0 2.6 1.2 1,098 18.0 0.0 0.0
M 17.1 43.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 14.4 36.5 5.1 13.0 2.7 1.2 1,343 22.0 0.0 0.0
L 18.5 47.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 15.4 39.0 5.9 15.0 2.7 1.2 1,587 26.0 0.0 0.0

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Timbuk2 products have a lifetime warranty; we stand behind the legendary quality and craftsmanship of all our products. But we also embrace the wild, twisty ways of life. If there is a defect in the materials or workmanship of your Timbuk2 product (gasp!), you can file a claim by completing Timbuk2's warranty repair claim. If your product meets Timbuk2's warranty policy, we will repair your bag. If your Timbuk2 product is damaged during a normal or abnormal adventure, you will not qualify for a warranty replacement, but you will have epic stories to tell your friends. See if you qualify for a Timbuk2 warranty repair and contact warranty@timbuk2.com.

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Command Messenger Bag
 
4.5

(based on 449 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (289)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (107)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (396)
  • Attractive (373)
  • Durable  (344)
  • Comfortable  (332)
  • Good strap length (308)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (73)
  • Heavy / bulky  (32)
  • Too small (30)
  • Uncomfortable  (8)
  • Poor quality (5)

Best Uses

  • Office (351)
  • Commuting (321)
  • Computer (316)
  • Airplane travel  (293)
  • School (136)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Career (306), Practical (263), Modern (160), Comfort-oriented (157), Stylish (137)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (360), Yes (65)

Reviewed by 449 customers

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5.0

Command Messenger = Excellence

By TCPilot

From Sunnyvale, CA

About Me: Career, Classic, Stylish

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Adaptable
  • Attractive
  • Comfortable 
  • Durable 
  • Good Strap Length
  • High Quality
  • Lightweight 
  • Roomy 

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Airplane travel 
    • Commuting
    • Computer
    • Cycling
    • Office

    Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

    Firstly, I'm a Timbuk2 customer from way back. I have one of their (long discontinued) original-design XL Messenger Bags that has served me well for well more than a decade, and is still going strong. However, the originals didn't have a laptop pocket, and I decided to modernize. The Command Messenger in medium has completely exceeded my expectations. Here are the high points:

    * Great strap, shoulder cushion and adjusting buckle makes bag adjustable for walking, cycle commuting or conference room
    * Cushioned, lined Napoleon pockets are an exceptional idea....they never get old!
    * Superb cushioned, soft-lined laptop compartment is perfect for my MacBook Air
    * TSA-friendly zip-separator for laptop, plus the rolling luggage strap, makes business travel a snap
    * Brilliant arrangement of internal space makes the medium as capable as the old extra large

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Excellent so far

    By Jerry

    From Lima, Peru

    About Me: Career

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Good Strap Length
    • High Quality
    • Roomy 

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Airplane travel 
      • Commuting
      • Office

      Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

      Excellent product, stylish and roomy

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Beyond my expectations

      By Davidvj

      From North America .. Europe .. Wherever

      About Me: Practical

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Comfortable 
      • Durable 
      • Good Strap Length
      • High Quality
      • Lightweight 
      • Roomy 

      Cons

      • Not enough compartments

      Best Uses

      • Airplane travel 
      • Commuting

      Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

      Beyond any expectations

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Just Got My New CMB

      By Jdb

      From Lake Park, FL

      About Me: Street Moto Cyclist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Comfortable 
      • Durable 
      • Good Strap Length
      • High Quality
      • Lightweight 
      • Roomy 

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cycling

        Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

        Knowing how many liters of volume would fit my motorcycle full helmet and my CE 2 armoured leather jacket I looked carefully at all of the timbuk2 bags on the website. I ordered the Command large because it has 26 liters, enough to carry the jacket which was my ultimate need. (Oh, and it was on sale 40% off) The bag will carry my helmet but not at the same time as my jacket. Ok I knew that I would not get a two-for, but; here's a big But: it would be great if Timbuk2 made a bag for Moto bikers big enough and configured well enough to pack up a full helmet, leather jacket, rain gear, and hey how bout it, knee pads!! I know this is a tall order but maybe we could just cover the helmet and leather jacket? Try it, be the go to Moto bag and you'll find a huge new market from specialized websites aimed at sport bikers, cycle gear, Revzilla, etc. These guys will actually help you design the bag. Back to the command: the bag fits my leather jacket, and yikes I keep finding pockets! Here a pocket, there a pocket, everywhere pockets. It will take me some time to figure out which pockets to use for gloves, glasses, cellphone, tools, etc. That's a good problem, so far well done Timbuk2! Now, take my advice and get with a bunch of sport cyclers, the guys with the Ducatis, the Dukes, the BMW S1000RRs and you will nail this category. Let me know when you get the bag right so I can buy one. Or better yet I'll be happy to help with the design.

         
        4.0

        Excellent bag - Wont stand up

        By NealK

        From Ann Arbor

        About Me: Career, Classic, Modern, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Comfortable 
        • Durable 
        • Good Strap Length
        • High Quality
        • Lightweight 
        • Lots of Compartments

        Cons

        • Main compartment too narrow
        • Strap holder comes lets loose a lot
        • tablet sleeve won't fit large iPad Pro

        Best Uses

        • Airplane travel 
        • Commuting
        • Cycling
        • Office

        Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

        This, and the other Timbuk2 bags have been great and I have convinced multiple friends to buy them. I had an original messenger bag (still do) and it was super roomy but didn't have enough pockets for daily office use and heavy airline travel. I bought this bag and its wonderful. SO many pockets and secret compartments, it keeps me organized with all my cables, dongles, passport, chargers, laptop, tablet, pens, notebooks, etc. In China, where you have to remove anything with a battery in airport , that means i have to search through all the pockets and empty everything. But here in the US, its perfect for TSA PreCheck. I do wish that the main compartment had just a little more room to stuff raingear, etc and it has a very annoying inability to stand upright on its own...it always wants to fall forward. Overall I'm happy with the bag and will look for another Timbuk2 when its time to replace this one.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Super functional and stylish

        By Dave

        From Jacksonville, FL

        About Me: Career, Modern

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Comfortable 
        • Durable 
        • Good Strap Length
        • High Quality
        • Lightweight 

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Computer
          • Office

          Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

          I needed a briefcase for my new job. It had to go well with a suit and tie, but I wanted a modern, functional bag as well. The medium is the perfect size to hold a Macbook Pro 15", iPad, cellphone, loose papers, etc. I like the little details like the pocket on the flap for your cellphone and the fact that it appears at least to be water repellent. I've been using it for about 3 weeks. So far, so good!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          LOVE this bag

          By Bree

          From Portland OR

          About Me: Graduate student, Practical, Stylish

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Good Strap Length
          • High Quality
          • So many pockets!

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Airplane travel 
            • Commuting
            • Computer
            • Day Trips
            • Office
            • School

            Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

            I decided to purchase a messenger bag because as a graduate student completing my internships and soon to be beginning my career, I wanted something more professional than a backpack. I use it for my laptop, a storage clipboard, notebooks, folders, and textbooks. It's roomy and has tons of organizational pockets where I can keep my chargers, wallet, keys, pens, snacks, etc. I've been loving it so far. My only minor complaint is that it's less comfortable than a backpack simply due to being on one shoulder instead of having the weight equally distributed on both shoulders. Other than that I LOVE it!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Great bag, hard buckles

            By Jack Kingsman

            From San Jose, CA

            About Me: Career, Practical

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Comfortable 
            • Durable 
            • High Quality
            • Roomy 

            Cons

            • Buckles difficult to use
            • Not enough compartments

            Best Uses

            • Computer
            • Cycling
            • Office
            • School

            Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

            Great for everyday commute haul. Miss the roomy back-facing compartment older models had but it's not the end of the world.

            The buckle hooks are a bit of a pain but I suspect they'll loosen up with wear.

            Overall, solid bag.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Intuitive Design except for....

            By IT Pro

            From New Hampshire

            About Me: Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • great location of external pockets
            • Roomy 

            Cons

            • cross strap buckle should be heavy duty
            • cross strap should be 4 x the thickness
            • Flimsy Shoulder & Cross strap
            • not for cycling or walking w/ shoulder strap
            • poor design of cross strap for active traveler
            • Poor Quality
            • shoulder strap should be 4 x the thickness

            Best Uses

              Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

              If this bag had the same heavy duty should strap and cross strap as my classic messenger, then this bag would be the ultimate hybrid between style and function for the active professional.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Best messenger ever

              By Colombian Traveler

              From Bogota, Colombia. South America

              About Me: Career, Modern, Practical, Stylish

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Comfortable 
              • Durable 
              • High Quality
              • Roomy 

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Airplane travel 
                • Commuting
                • Computer
                • Cycling
                • Office

                Comments about Command Messenger Bag:

                Really nice organization pockets, at first it was a bit confusing but after getting used to it, it was the best.

                Used it for over a year of bike commuting aprox 15 miles roundtrip, survived a crash with just a minor scratch.

                Excellent for airplane travelling, great for holding your passport, tickets, books, chargers, a light jacket and your wallet

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                Organization

                External access zipper pocket on the side offers quick access to your powerbrick or cords

                Internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small stuff

                Napoleon side-entry pocket for access without undoing the flap

                Tricot-lined floating pocket protects sunglasses or smartphone

                Fit

                Coordinating Strap Pad included

                Removable crossbody strap for cross-body stabilization

                Timbuk2 cam enables easy fit adjustments with no excess webbing

                Clever Extras

                Integrated bag silencers to silence the bag when needing to make a stealth entry

                Luggage pass through for attaching to your wheelie companion

                Tensioned aluminium hooks for quick and secure closure

                Origin

                Imported

                What's this all about?

                Jet-setters, rejoice: every detail of the Command Messenger was designed for the needs of the savvy traveler. At the airport, strap down the hook and loop silencers for seamless access to your boarding pass and ID. Tricot-lined pockets make sure your electronics and polarized shades make it unscathed through the journey. Any destination will do: the Command's continental styling is equally suited to business and pleasure. From Antwerp to Australia, you're clear for takeoff.

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